Former Vice President Dick Cheney offered high praise Thursday for his decision to tell Sen. Patrick LeahyPatrick Joseph LeahyTop Senate Dem to Trump: It would be a 'grave mistake' to follow in Richard Nixon's footsteps Booker takes early lead in 2020 endorsements Hillicon Valley: Mueller delivers report, ending investigation | FEMA exposed info of 2.3M disaster survivors | Facebook asks judge to toss DC privacy lawsuit | Trump picks his first CTO | FCC settles lawsuit over net neutrality records MORE (D-Vt.) to "f--k himself."

In 2004, a year after the start of the Iraq war, Leahy approached Cheney while the vice president was on the Senate floor about his ties to military contractor Halliburton. Cheney ended the exchange by telling the Vermont senator to "f--k himself."

Cheney appeared on conservative comedian Dennis Miller's radio show Thursday. Miller thanked Cheney for "almost kicking Patrick Leahy’s ass," and Cheney responded with a chuckle.

"You’d be surprised how many people liked that," Cheney followed up. "That’s sort of the best thing I ever did."